MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 157, 2018Machine Modelling and Simulations 2017 (MMS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Modelling and simulation, structural optimization|
|Published online||14 March 2018|
Discrete element method approach to modelling VPP dampers
Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Machine Design Fundamentals, Narbutta 84, 02-524 Warsaw, Poland
2 Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Pawińskiego 5B, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
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In this paper, we present a novel approach to modeling and analysis of Vacuum Packed Particle dampers (VPP dampers) with the use of Discrete Element Method (DEM). VPP dampers are composed of loose granular medium encapsulated in a hermetic envelope, with controlled pressure inside the envelope. By changing the level of underpressure inside the envelope, one can control mechanical properties of the system. The main novelty of the DEM model proposed in this paper is the method to treat special (pressure) boundary conditions at the envelope. The model has been implemented within the open-source Yade DEM software. Preliminary results are presented and discussed in the paper. The qualitative agreement with experimental results has been achieved.
Key words: VPP / discrete element method / Yade DEM / modelling / smart structures / smart materials
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